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Music

The Music BA program is for students who wish to specialize in music and still have time to explore WVU's academic offerings. It’s also perfect if you want to combine the study of music by double majoring in a non-music field.

Overview

What is Music at WVU like?

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides the opportunity to major in music while pursuing a broad liberal arts education. Depending upon the courses taken beyond those required for the major, you may prepare for a variety of careers, not just those associated with music.

To enter this program, in addition to being admitted to WVU, you must meet audition requirements on one of the following: a band or orchestral instrument, guitar, piano or voice.

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Music at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • The Evansdale Library is just a short walk from the Creative Arts Center and houses printed and sound music resources.
  • Creative Arts Center facilities include rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, classrooms and electronic music laboratory.
  • Wide variety of performance opportunities offered in large ensembles (i.e., band, orchestra, choral, jazz and opera) and smaller chamber ensembles (i.e., string, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal, jazz and world music).

Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:

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Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Students who graduate with this degree have a wide variety of career options including freelancing, solo performing and performing in the entertainment industry.

Some further their education by attending graduate school in an arts-related field or another field of study.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Music major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

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Courses

What are the courses like in Music at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Music major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Cost and Aid

How much does Music at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $407
Per Semester $4,884
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,768
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,096
Per Semester $13,152
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,304
International
Per Credit $1,096
Per Semester $13,452
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,904
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Music has transfer articulation agreements with:

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Music at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Music major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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